Classics Club


Meeting Room A

Classics Club Nov 3

Classics Club

Revisit your favorite classics in a whole new way! We are excited to launch a new series of programming reading classics as historical documents, conversation starters, and treasured entertainment. Each book’s series will include a presentation by local historian Kathy Wilson and a book discussion, along with an opportunity to view a film adaptation; some series will have additional bonus events such as crafts or food-related programs.

Our first book is Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë.  All programs begin at 6:30 and include:

  • Determined, Defiant, & Self-Reliant: How Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre Challenged Victorian Society. Our Victorian ancestors had specific expectations for women and children: kids were to be seen and not heard; women were to marry, have children, and create a home to serve their husbands as a haven from the world. Not everyone agreed, however, including Charlotte Brontë; these women believed a woman could be . . . well, more. This program investigates how Brontë’s views on those expectations led her to write Jane Eyre, and what the story reveals about 19th Century society and Brontë herself.  Thursday, November 3rd
  • Jane Eyre Movie Party. Enjoy the 2011 film adaptation of the classic novel, with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender! Wednesday, November 16th
  • Jane Eyre Book Discussion. Tuesday, December 6th

Join us this winter for Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind, and in the spring for Mark Twain!